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U.S. Air Force warns F-35 order review could damage program

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh on Tuesday warned that short-term moves to revise downward the Air Force's planned purchase of 1,763 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighters could damage the program and scare off foreign buyers. "Let’s delay this discussion for a...

UK accepts seventh Airbus A400M

Airbus Defence and Space today welcomed the decision of the UK Ministry of Defence to declare that the key contractual milestone known as In-Service Delivery (ISD) has been met following the handing-over of its seventh Airbus A400M new-generation airlifter. The transfer of the airc...


Boeing KC-46A tanker makes first flight

Boeing Co's first fully equipped KC-46A refueling plane is scheduled to complete its first flight on Sept. 25, the Air Force general in charge of tanker programs said Tuesday. Brigadier General Duke Richardson, executive officer for Air Force tanker programs, said the tanker program was doing well overall, despite earlier schedule delays. "We are definitely struggling with sche...

Juneyao Airlines Selects V2500® Engine to Power Order of A320ceo Family Aircraft

Juneyao Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the V2500 engine to power its order of 12 Airbus A321ceo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in November 2015. The deal also includes a 15-year V-ServicesSM Fleet Hour Agreement (FHA). The V2500 engine is offered through International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise P...

COMAC Secures 10 Orders Each for C919 and ARJ21-700

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), City Airways, and ICBC Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding on the purchase of 10 C919s and 10 ARJ21-700s at the 16th Aviation Expo China held in Beijing. With the announcement of the deal, the Thai low-cost carrier becomes the 21st customer of the C919 and the 20th customer of the ARJ21-700....

Airbus Delivers 90 Planes to China in Jan.-Aug.

European plane maker Airbus has delivered up to 90 new aircraft to China from January to August this year, the company revealed today in the Aviation Expo China 2015 in Beijing. According to the delivery plan, Airbus will deliver over 100 airplanes to China for the six consecutive year in 2015. For the first eight months ending on Aug. 31, Airbus has delivered 90 aircraft...

Russia-China long-range aircraft deal can be signed before yearend

Russian-Chinese intergovernmental agreement on the project of wide-body long-range aircraft can be signed before the end of this year, the head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slusar told TASS Wednesday at the China 2015 Aviation Expo exhibition. "We came here to discuss the draft intergovernmental agreement on the long-range aircraft project that we hope to sign be...

Russian-Chinese aircraft leasing company to begin shipping SSJ-100 in 2016

Russian-Chinese leasing company for the deliveries of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (SSJ-100) should start in 2016, the Head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slusar told TASS Wednesday at the Aviation Expo China 2015 exhibition. "The work is in progress, we continue to look forward to deliver the first five aircraft next year," he said. Slusar noted that "the finan...

Airbus Factory to Add 300 Jobs in Tianjin

The Airbus factory in Tianjin will create 250 to 300 jobs in the port city, when its A330 completion and delivery center is operational in the fourth quarter of 2017, said a top company executive. Philippe Pezet, vice-president for human resources of Airbus Group China, said many will move over from the A320 aircraft final assembly line, with 10 percent of the final total expatriate workers. Bu...

Honeywell 3-D Weather Radar Selected by Chengdu Airlines

With a focus on safety and efficiency in the face of weather-related challenges, Chinese-based ChengduAirlines has selected Honeywell's  IntuVue RDR-4000 3-D Weather Radar for its 50 newly purchased Airbus A320 jets. Chengdu Airlines will begin using the technology on its first delivery in November 2015, allowing the airline to improve routing decisions, reduce operating costs, impro...

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Touches Down at Beijing's Aviation Expo/China 2015

Once again demonstrating its ongoing support and commitment to China and the broader Asia-Pacific marketplace, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is pleased to participate in the Aviation Expo/China for the 2015 edition. Teams will meet current and potential customers and local stakeholders to further strengthen long-term relationships with partners in the growing Chinese aviation industry - together...

Ukraine Ends Aircraft Cooperation with Russia

Kiev has forced Ukrainian plane maker Antonov to sever its contract with Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). This decision is likely linked with Kiev's move to include Antonov as part of Ukroboronprom, a state-owned strategic conglomerate, Ukrainian media reported. In October 2010, Antonov and UAC signed a deal to form a joint company. The firms agreed to cooperate in...

Rolls-Royce delivers 2,000th AE 2100 engine, will power USAF C-130J

Rolls-Royce has delivered its 2,000th AE 2100 engine, which was installed onto a US Air Force C-130J by Lockheed Martin. This major milestone reflects the continued success of Rolls-Royce as the world’s leading engine manufacturer formilitary transport. The AE 2100 line has proven itself in operations around the globe, accumulating more than 8 million engine flight hours of depend...

Fire in GE Aviation-made jet engine under investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a Sept. 8 fire that damaged a GE Aviation-made jet engine. The board is joined by the Federal Aviation Administration, The Boeing Company and GE Aviation in looking at what wrong on the British Airways flight at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The engine fire occurred during takeoff and led to 157 passengers being ev...

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1000th Trent XWB-84 engine delivered - key milestone for Rolls-Royce engine programme

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Tecnam P2010 TDI now FAA certified

FAA has awarded full Type Certificate to the Tecnam P2010 TDI with the number A00066CE for Part 23 of the FAA Regulations. The P2010 airframe, with its wide, composite, fuselage design and t...

Archer assembled best-in-class flight control and software team as it propels towards first flight

Archer Aviation has constructed a best-in-class Flight Control and Software team as the company ramps up to its first flight later this year recently appointing Sergio Ferreira to lead the compan...

Flight test phase with landmark first flight - Beechcraft Denali

Beechcraft Denali, took to the skies for the first time. The milestone first flight is a major step for the clean-sheet design aircraft and begins the important flight test program that substantiates...

Volocopter & Kakao Mobility partner on urban air mobility study in South Korea

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility have inked a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on introducing UAM in South Korea. The study will identify a list of potential commercia...

Nine-Hotel-FIVE - the first Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty from Comlux purchased by FIVE

FIVE, the Dubai-based Group with verticals in Real Estate, Hospitality, Investments and Philanthropy is pleased to share the news of the successful purchase of the first ACJ TwoTwenty from the Comlux...

Airbus at Dubai Airshow 2021 - 408 aircraft including the first A350F ordered

We all know long long months of COVID-19 and all possible lockdown and restrictions. First major airshow since the COVID-19 pandemic struck two years ago. What and how happens now, in a new normal? Wh...

Is Spirit of Innovation world fastest all-electric vehicle?

Rolls-Royce believes that Spirit of Innovation aircraft is the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft, setting three new world records. The manufacturer submitted data to the Féd...

ATR at Dubai Airshow - 29 orders & new engine series announcement

On the occasion of the Dubai Airshow, world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, has once again demonstrated its commitment to setting the pace for regional aviation now and in the f...

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1000th Trent XWB-84 engine delivered - key milestone for Rolls-Royce engine programme

Rolls-Royce delivered its 1000th Trent XWB–84, achieving another key milestone for the engine programme. The engine, which will power an Airbus A350-900, was built at the company’s st...

Permanent supply of sustainable aviation fuel in France at Paris-Le Bourget Airport - TotalEnergies

With the launch of a new offering at Paris-Le Bourget airport, TotalEnergies is the first in France to provide a permanent supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to a French airport. The 30% biofue...

Russian Helicopters to supply Bangladesh police with two Mi-171A2

Russian Helicopters and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Bangladesh have signed a contract for the delivery of two cutting-edge Mi-171A2 heavy multipurpose helicopters. Un...

Embraer and Royal NLR MoU for strategic collaboration relating to aerospace research

Embraer and the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Center have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a potential strategic collaboration relating to aerospace research. The research areas include tec...

Tecnam P2010 TDI now FAA certified

FAA has awarded full Type Certificate to the Tecnam P2010 TDI with the number A00066CE for Part 23 of the FAA Regulations. The P2010 airframe, with its wide, composite, fuselage design and t...

Volocopter & Kakao Mobility partner on urban air mobility study in South Korea

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility have inked a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on introducing UAM in South Korea. The study will identify a list of potential commercia...

Archer assembled best-in-class flight control and software team as it propels towards first flight

Archer Aviation has constructed a best-in-class Flight Control and Software team as the company ramps up to its first flight later this year recently appointing Sergio Ferreira to lead the compan...